Ron Ochs moved to the Madras area in the 1950’s and ran a cattle ranch. A former F-86 pilot, he flew private planes, restored an antique bi-plane (a Navy N3N-3), and built a World War I fighter (a French Nieuport) which now sits in the Museum of Flight near Seattle. He and his family hosted fly-ins at their ranch in the late 70’s and early 80’s. The fly-ins were popular and well attended by local residents. Eventually, the fly-ins moved to Madras and included aerial acts. Ron is responsible for inviting antique aircraft to the Airshow and we have a named a Chalet in his honor.